What is polymorphism?

  • (noun): (chemistry) the existence of different kinds of crystal of the same chemical compound.
    Synonyms: pleomorphism
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on polymorphism, polymorphisms:

Rs4680
... It is a single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) in the COMT gene that codes catechol-O-Methyltransferase ... The polymorphism has been much studied in schizophrenia research but as of November 2011 meta-analysis in the SzGene database shows no or very little effect ... Several personality genetics studies have examined the association of the polymorphism with personality traits ...
Haplogroup I2 (Y-DNA) - Subclades - I-M223
... designated in the Y2012 ISOGG tree as follows Haplogroup I-M223* with no further known polymorphisms, Haplogroup I-M284 defined by M284 polymorphism and ... I-Z161 is further subdivided into I-Z161* with no known polymorphisms, I-L801 defined by L801 polymorphism, and I-L623 designated by L623 polymorphism ... (L801) is further subdivided into I-L801* and I-P95, the latter being associated with the P95 polymorphism ...
Lipid Polymorphism
... Polymorphism in biophysics is the aspect of the behaviour of lipids that influences their long-range order, i.e ... of current academic research in the fields of membrane biophysics (polymorphism), biochemistry (biological impact) and organic chemistry (synthesis) ...
Schaefer's Dichotomy Theorem - Modern Presentation
... most important concept in universal algebra is that of a polymorphism ... An operation is a polymorphism of a relation if, for any choice of m tuples from R, it holds that the tuple obtained from these m tuples by applying f coordinate-wise, i.e ... That is, an operation f is a polymorphism of R if R is closed under f applying f to any tuples in R yields another tuple inside R ...

More definitions of "polymorphism":

  • (noun): (biology) the existence of two or more forms of individuals within the same animal species (independent of sex differences).